andyhwcinc (1804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap in sampler form at Great Divide barrel room in Denver, CO. Appearance is a moderate brown with a moderate white bubbly head. Aroma of bourbon and light hops, bourbon is the definite ingredient. Taste is really good, hops come in a little more in the flavor, but really its the bourbon that shines. Fantastic stuff!
KansaiBeerLvrs (4245) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Barrel bar. Mellow orange gold color with an orange and vanilla coconut aroma. Medium to full bodied with a dry finish. The taste is almost like an oakey orange julep with vanilla. Quite different from the original Hercules but very good stuff.
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the brewery - lightly hazy copper - soapy lace - this pulls off that rare quality in BA IPA in that the barrel adds depth and complexity without washing out the vibrant and bitter character of the hops - toasted coconut and vanilla make way for citric, tropical, spicy hoppiness - lingering oakiness on the end - tasty, but a little hot in the finish.
onceblind (6741) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear beautiful copper with a thin white cap. Lovely aroma of oak and mild vanilla, some citrusy grapefruit, and something mildly candylike, with a whiskey boozy kiss. Smooth bitter flavor with a load of sweet caramelly oak flavor, leafy and citrusy bitterness, and a nice quiet vanilla nuance throughout.
Dogbrick (11059) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to a wispy film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, vanilla, resiny hops and malt. The finish is mildly boozy with an oaky and hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
gmorrow16 (5) - - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you like IPA’s and don’t like this then check your taste buds!! Perfect balance of what makes a Hall of fame IPA!! Pine yup, mocha yup, smooth yup. If you see this try it and be satisfied!!
Furseth (2077) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: thanx mr.rask! Hazy red colour, big head! Aroma is dominated of caramellynes , and fruity, citrus, brown sugar! Flavour had a mouth feeling of a mix of brown sugar, citrus and alcy! Big body, long fruity finish!
Sabout (1) - Holton, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just not my glass of beer, left a bitter aftertaste in my mouth. Heavy smell, earthy.
Scouser (332) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful copper colour with lots of beige lacing, nice looking beer. Aroma of caramel and brandy. Tastes of hop bittered caramel, brandy/whiskey. This is a really nice beer!
DWestrick (616) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - in Denver Sept 2009 - a wonderful imperial IPA, surprising to me that I liked the regular Hercules more than the oak aged - both amazing though